Stuck Where You Are

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It is snowing again.  It started early last evening and was only supposed to be flurries.  It snowed all night, on top of the snow we had two days earlier, and it is still snowing now with the expectation of one to four more inches by tonight.  So here I am stuck, not able to get to my office for the second day this week.

We all find ourselves stuck sometimes.  We cannot seem to be where we think we should.  We feel that we are being held back, or we find ourselves buried in all the extraneous actions we must complete when following our passions.

Yet, in most things, there really is a purpose. If we take a little time to actually examine everything, we may find ways to actually make more positive strides to where we want to be and what we want to accomplish.  Sometimes a delay or a sideroad happens to allow us a moment of reflection that shows a new way to a better outcome. 

It is up to us to use these moments of serendipity to look around and study where we are and how we can best take our next steps to where we want to be.  We hold the action of pangs, purpose, or procrastination.  And we alone can decide which road we walk to find our goals.

When you find yourself sidetracked or in a rut, you must look for the way back to your main path in life.  You do not have to do it alone.  There are always friends and professionals there to point the way.  Keep moving in a positive direction, ask for help as needed, and keep your faith in what you are doing.

I believe the most significant part of succeeding is seeking.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again soon. 

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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